Stars Rumors & News

  • Stars announce qualifying offers for several players, including Valeri Nichushkin

    Sports Day "The Stars sent out qualifying offers Monday to four restricted free agents, including Valeri Nichushkin. It's an administrative move that is expected to lead to a contract extension for Nichushkin, the 10th pick in the 2013 draft. He is coming off a three-year entry-level contract that averaged..." June 28

  • Stars announce qualifying offers for Nichushkin, Oleksiak, Lagace, Stransky

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has issued qualifying offers for the following players, thus retaining their negotiating rights: PLAYER - POSITION Valeri Nichushkin - RW Jamie Oleksiak - D Matej Stransky - RW Maxime Lagace - G The following players were..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Dallas Stars Acquire Defenseman Nick Ebert From The Los Angeles Kings In Exchange For Goaltender Jack Campbell "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Nick Ebert from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goaltender Jack Campbell. Ebert, 22, appeared in 44 games for the Ontario Reign, Los Angeles' American Hockey League affiliate, and produced 12..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Jordie Benn to a three-year contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a three-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Benn, 28, finished the 2015-16 season with 12 points (3-9=12) in 64 regular-season games. His three goals on the..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • Report: Dallas Stars may wait until regular season to upgrade goalies

    Puck Drunk Love "The Dallas Stars’ struggle in goal in 2015-16 was evident, but the team might not immediately look for an upgrade between the pipes. Pierre LeBrun of reports Stars general manager Jim Nill might end up upgrading his shoddy goaltending situation in the offseason, but he writes Dallas..." June 21

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Stars free agent defenseman Demers seeking $5.5 million per season

    The Hockey News "The Stars have already had to part ways with one of their top defenseman, Alex Goligoski, because the free agent-to-be couldn’t come to terms on a contract with Dallas. Goligoski may be joined as a Stars cast off, though, as it appears Jason Demers could be on his way out of Texas, as well. The..." June 20

  • Coyotes plan to woo Alex Goligoski over 2-day visit

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes will do their best to make a believer out of Alex Goligoski. General manager John Chayka sent a fifth-round pick to the Dallas Stars for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent's negotiating rights, and the club plans to make the most of the opportunity to sign Goligoski to a..." June 19

  • Stars looking to the kids to fill multiple holes on blue line

    The Score "The Dallas Stars are set to promote a few employees. Defensemen, in particular. Even after trading the negotiating rights of blue-liner Alex Goligoski to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, the Stars will head into July 1 with another three defensemen set to hit the open market: Jordie Benn, Jason..." June 18

  • Stars' Nill: Goligoski earned the right to become UFA

    The Score "Alex Goligoski's future is now in his hands. The 30-year-old had his negotiating rights traded to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday - giving the club roughly two weeks of exclusive negotiating power - a right that Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill admits Goligoski was owed. "He's earned..." June 17

  • Stars' deal Goligoski's negotiating rights to Coyotes

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have acquired the negotiating rights to defenseman Alex Goligoski from the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2016 fifth-round draft pick, the Coyotes announced Thursday. The deal - which was first reported by ESPN's Craig Custance - will give the Coyotes an exclusive..." June 16

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Dallas Stars Play-By-Play Announcer Dave Strader has been diagnosed with cancer. ""The Dallas Stars are deeply saddened to learn of Dave Strader's cancer diagnosis. As he goes through his treatment, all of our thoughts and prayers are directed to Dave, his wife Colleen, their son Christopher and his wife Karen and daughter Sydney, their son Casey and his wife Dr. Mary, and..." June 13

  • Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Mattias Backman To One-Year Contract "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Mattias Backman to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Backman, 23, registered 32 points (8-24=32) in 69 regular-season games with the Texas Stars of the American..." June 10

  • Stars sign winger Brett Ritchie to one-year contract extension

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Brett Ritchie to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ritchie, 22, split the season between Dallas and the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL). " June 10

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • Stars not buying out Lehtonen

    The Score "Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill plans to stay the course with goaltender Kari Lehtonen. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman cited a conversation with Nill in his latest 30 Thoughts column, where Nill closed the book on the suggestion the team could buy out his contract. "No, we’re not buying..." June 01

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • The Dallas Stars goaltending scenario for next season that may shock fans, but may also make most sense

    Sports Day "I'll begin this way-too-long missive with a statement that might seem shocking to most of you on the heels of that Game 7 goaltending meltdown... There's a chance -- and possibly a good chance -- that Dallas starts next season with Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi sharing the net. "There's no way..." May 25

  • Stars sign towering d-man prospect Martenet

    Pro Hockey Talk "Remember yesterday, when we discussed how much Dallas loved its young blueline prospects? Well, you can add another one to the pile. On Wednesday, the Stars inked OHL London d-man Chris Martenet to a three-year, entry-level deal. Martenet, listed at 6-foot-7, 200 pounds, was Dallas’..." May 18

  • Friedman weighs in on potential Benn contract extension

    Today's Slapshot "Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning. On Jamie Benn being set to enter the final year of his contract, on how he’d like a contract extension before that kicks in, and on what he’s worth to the Dallas Stars: “I don’t think it starts with a 10 like Kopitar does or..." May 17

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • 'It was terrible': Stars center Tyler Seguin on fluky playoff injury, how close he was to returning

    Sports Day "Tyler Seguin speaks to the media Friday. Watch here. Tyler Seguin suffered a calf injury when he returned from an Achilles tendon injury in Game 2 of the first round playoff series, the Stars revealed Friday. While Seguin and coach Lindy Ruff said the calf injury was directly related to the..." May 14

  • Jamie Benn would like new deal done in the summer: 'This is where I want to be'

    Sports Day "Jamie Benn will be in the final year of his contract in 2016-17, and said he would like to get a new deal done in the summer. "Going into the last year of your contract, you don't want it to be a distraction for your team," Benn said. "I'll let Jim (Nill) and my agent try to figure that..." May 14

  • Seguin reveals calf injury kept him out of lineup

    The Score "The Dallas Stars held their exit interviews Friday and Tyler Seguin addressed the injury that kept him out of 11 of his club's 13 postseason contests. Seguin informed reporters that it was a calf injury suffered in Game 2 of the first-round series against the Minnesota Wild that sidelined him..." May 13

  • He has some tough decisions ahead of him, but Stars GM Jim Nill is a man with a plan

    Sports Day "Jim Nill is a planner. He likes things to be in order, he doesn't like surprises, and he makes sure his inbox doesn't fill up. That way, if there is an emergency, he's ready to react. Now, we don't know for sure that Nill considers the Stars' goaltending situation a full-blown emergency..." May 13

  • Dallas loss robs Calgary Flames of first-round draft pick

    Sportsnet "Dallas Stars fans shouldn’t be the only ones waking up and cursing the St. Louis Blues today. By virtue of the Stars’ 6-1 loss to St. Louis in Wednesday’s Game 7, the Calgary Flames lost out on a first-round draft pick. In February’s deadline trade that sent defenceman Kris Russell to..." May 13

  • Stars sign ’15 first-round pick Gurianov to entry-level deal "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Denis Gurianov to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2016-17 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gurianov, 18, appeared in 47 games with Lada Togliatti of the..." May 13

  • Blues blow out Stars in Game 7 to advance

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The St. Louis Blues made some history Wednesday night at American Airlines Center, reaching their first Western Conference Final since 2001 with a 6-1 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 7 of the second round of the playoffs, and accomplishing something they hadn't done since 1968, the..." May 11

  • Stars force Game 7 with victory over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Lindy Ruff knew his Dallas Stars needed to do two things Monday night if they wanted to force a Game 7 in their second-round series against the St. Louis Blues instead of going home for the summer. The coach knew his team needed a quick start, taking the home crowd out of the..." May 10

  • Tyler Seguin skates with Stars before Game 7

    Sportsnet "He looked good out there, dancing around with his teammates at Tuesday’s optional practice. So, will Tyler Seguin — missing in action since April 16 — make a dramatic return in Wednesday’s Game 7 in Dallas? “He’s not ready to play yet,” Lindy Ruff told reporters after the skate. The coach..." May 10

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Stars Tyler Seguin, Patrick Eaves; will they be ready for Game 6 in St. Louis?

    Sports Day "Tyler Seguin and Patrick Eaves missed Game 5 with the same lower-body injuries that have been dogging them in the postseason. Seguin tried to come back from a cut Achilles tendon in Game 2 of the Minnesota series April 17 and suffered a new lower-body injury at that time. He has been skating..." May 08

  • Seems safe to say Seguin won’t play for Stars in Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas Stars fans holding out hope for Tyler Seguin to return to action with the team’s season on the line look to be out of luck. Perhaps there’s an incredibly unlikely chance that there could be a last-minute change, although the fact that Seguin isn’t even traveling with the Stars to St...." May 08

  • Blues beat Stars for 3-2 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- For the second time in their second-round playoff series with the Dallas Stars, the St. Louis Blues led 3-1 after two periods. Unlike Game 2 when the Blues won 4-3 in overtime last Sunday, St. Louis held this lead and won 4-1 for a 3-2 series lead at American Airlines Center on..." May 07

  • Benn, Crosby, Kane finalists for Hart Trophy "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will have a chance to win the Hart Trophy for a third time. Crosby, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane were named Saturday as finalists for the Hart, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most..." May 07

  • Stars level series thanks to Eakin's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- After enduring a blowout loss to the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series, the Dallas Stars knew exactly how they needed to respond Thursday in Game 4. "We were embarrassed," Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said. "I said it's time for us to man up. And..." May 06